Producer Responsibility (PR) is a key element of the WEEE Directive and there are several ways in which this can be implemented. The current system for Household WEEE compliance in the UK is based on Collective Producer Responsibility (CPR) and is a system whereby all producers can contribute proportionately (based on market share and type of equipment) to the costs of recycling. Variations of Producer Responsibility are explored below.
Producer Responsibility (PR)
Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR)
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Collective Producer Responsibility (CPR)
The mechanism by which PR / IPR / CPR or EPR is implemented clearly needs to take into account a number of factors;
For example; the business case for IPR must satisfy the following four imperatives that must be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and tangible.
These are known as Commercial , Environmental, Political & Consumer Imperatives. Each of these imperatives requires further consideration during the generation of final policies as these are implemented.
For further information including a discussion paper issued by Government on coherence of Producer Responsibility across regimes see here
Example (one interpretation);